Police have been inundated with rural burglaries in the last week alone.

The crimes have taken place right across South Cumbria.

In Kirkby Lonsdale, the golf club was broken into by two offenders who came equipped.

They made off when the alarm sounded.

A petrol driven hand stone saw was stolen at 7:30am on June 16 from a property in Elterwater after offenders broke into a warehouse.

The next day, criminals gained entry into a property in on Black Lane, Sedburgh where they proceeded to steal 25 litres of diesel but failed to make off with a mini digger.

Two Honda quadbikes, an Ifor Williams trailer and 20 litres of petrol were stolen from a property at Kearstwick, Carnforth. The burglary occurred sometime between 12.15pm and 1.20pm on June 18.

Detective Inspector Amanda Sadler said: “At this time there is no evidence to suggest that these four incidents are linked however we appeal for anyone with any information to get in touch to help in our enquiries.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind those in rural areas to make sure properties are secured and that expensive equipment is not left in the view of thieves. Due to the value of the equipment often found on farms and the lack of security that can sometimes be in place thieves target rural areas. Simple prevention steps can help in making sure that you don’t become a victim of crime.”

Anyone with any information into any of the incidents is asked to contact Police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from Barrow CID.